‘Great Resignation’: A Record 4.3 Million Americans Quit Their Jobs in August 2021   

The workplace continues to evolve in startling new ways, especially in light of the dramatic and ongoing spike of people leaving jobs they are unhappy with and looking for new ones.

CNN’s Matt Egan reported that “a record 4.3 million people quit their jobs in August, evidence of the considerable leverage workers have in today’s economy.”

According to new data in the recently released Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) report, approximately 2.9% of the workforce quit their current job in August 2021. That figure was up from 2.7% in July — when researchers had recorded the highest rate since the report began tracking this data in late 2000.

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